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Sep 17

Lady Antebellum Put a Ring On It

Lady Antebellum photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Lady Antebellum photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Lady Antebellum got a bit of a surprise this summer when the band was booed by the audience during one of its shows.

Bad performance? Hardly. Instead, the female part of the crowd was signalling its disappointment in lead singer Charles Kelley. He got married to music publicist Cassie McConnell, becoming the first member of the group to tie the knot.

“Years ago, we were like, ‘How weird is it gonna be when we have families and we’re out on the road?’ And this is the first step towards that,” Charles told the national radio show GAC Nights: Live From Nashville. “It’s gonna be so interesting to see 5, 10 years from now when we’re still doing this, hopefully, and we have kids out there [on the road] and everything. It’s just gonna be wild to see. And what’s gonna happen? What happens when [Hillary Scott] gets pregnant? It’s a family out there, and everybody is just super-supportive. And it’s the first step towards growing up — here we go!”

Charles hasn’t had a lot of time to stop and smell the roses. The band has been working on its sophomore album and this week debuted its new video, “Need You Now.” Lady A has also picked up a pair of nominations in The 43rd Annual CMA Awards: Vocal Group of the Year and Single of the Year, for “I Run To You.”


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